Policy on Prior Testing Accommodations on Certain Other Standardized Postsecondary Admission Tests

If you were approved to receive testing accommodation on a prior administration of the SAT I, SAT II, ACT, GED, GRE, GMAT, DAT, and/or MCAT examinations, you will be approved to receive the identical (or equivalent) accommodation on the LSAT, provided that

  1. You have a letter or similar documentation from the test sponsor that details the specific testing accommodation for which you were approved (Verification of Prior Accommodation from test sponsor);
  2. The accommodation that you request does not require the LSAT to be administered on more than one day;
  3. You are requesting one or more of the following accommodations (which you previously were approved to receive on one of the tests listed above):
    • Unified English Braille (UEB) version of the LSAT
    • Large-print (e.g., 18-point font or higher) test book
    • Screen-readable HTML test (including, where applicable, use of screen-reader software (e.g., JAWS))
    • Extended test time
    • Use of spell-check
    • Use of a reader
    • Use of an amanuensis (scribe)
    • Additional rest time during breaks (standard break is 10–15 minutes between third and fourth sections)
    • Additional breaks between sections
    • Sit/stand with a podium
    • Wheelchair accessibility (if table is requested, specify height)
    • Separate room (e.g., small-group testing)
    • Private testing room (e.g., low-distraction setting)
    • Stop-the-clock breaks
    • Voice-recognition software (e.g., Dragon)
    • Physical prompts (e.g., for candidate with hearing impairments)
    • Reserved or assigned seating location (e.g., seating near the exam proctor)
    • Bring and eat food
    • Permission to bring insulin, check blood sugar
    • Permission to bring and take medications
    • Earplugs
    • Use of magnification devices [e.g., magnification reading glasses, handheld video magnifier, closed-circuit television (CCTV), ZoomText]
    • Ability to pace (walk around)
    • Book stand
    • Braille writer
    • Braille graphics and figures
    • Braille Note
    • Braille paper
    • Braille watch
    • Tactile manipulatives (e.g., rubber graph board and tactile letters or pictures; magnetic board with magnetic letters or objects)
    • Use of adaptive writing instruments (e.g., thick or felt-tip pen/marker, pencil grips)
    • Excel spreadsheet


    The following accommodations are associated with a paper-and-pencil administration of the LSAT, and may not be needed on the Digital LSAT. Candidates are encouraged to review the Digital LSAT specifications and determine their accommodation needs for that test format, as applicable.

    • Alternate non-Scantron answer sheet    
    •  Scratch paper
    •  Use of line marker
    •  Marking answer choices in the test book


    The following accommodation is available through the March 2019 LSAT Administration. It is not required for LSAT Writing.

    • Use of computer and printer for the Writing Sample          
  4. You submit your Candidate Form and the required proof of accommodation by the applicable deadline.

If you were approved to receive more than double time on any of the examinations listed above, you will be automatically approved to receive double time on the LSAT.

You must complete and submit the following items to document your request for accommodation on the LSAT on the basis of prior testing accommodation on an eligible test.

  1. Candidate Form (PDF)
  2. Verification of Prior Accommodation from test sponsor

If you were approved to receive more than double time on one of the examinations listed above and request more than double time on the LSAT, or if you seek more additional time or more break time on the LSAT than you were approved to receive on another standardized test, your request for more than double time or more break time will be evaluated in accordance with LSAC’s current policies. Likewise, if you request any additional accommodations that you were not approved to receive on one or more of the tests specified above, your request for any additional accommodations will be evaluated in accordance with LSAC's current policies. Please review the Documentation Requirements for LSAT Accommodation Request Based Solely on Prior Accommodations on Certain Other Standardized Postsecondary Admission Tests.

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